After years of delays, work on India’s first underwater metro line, which witnessed squatters on its planned route in 2014, has once again resumed and is expected to be completed by March 2022. The underwater section in the Kolkata metro line runs partly under the city’s famous Hoogly river.
Notably, this is India’s most expensive metro project. The new metro line, once operational is expected to carry about 9 Lakh people daily (about 20% of the city’s population) and commuters will take less than a minute to cross the underwater section. The distance currently takes about 20 minutes by ferry boats and more than an hour across the bridge.
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